Skip to main content

Anne Pellowski Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1349

Scope and Contents

The collection contains production material related to children's books written by author Anne Pellowski, including typescripts, correspondence, proofs, and other items. These titles include the "Four Farms" manuscripts as well as bibliographies and collections of children's literature, which Ms. Pellowski compiled alone or with others, in conjunction with her work for the Information Center on Children's Cultures. The collection also contains some personal files, including several boxes of personal correspondence, photographs, as well as audiovisial materials.


  • Creation: 1942 - 2008


Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Anne Pellowski was born in Pine Creek, WI, in 1933. She earned a B. A. from the College of St. Teresa in Winona, MN, and an M.S.L.S. with honors from Columbia University in 1959. After several jobs as a children's librarian and English instructor, she began working for the U. S. Committee for UNICEF as director of the Information Center on Children's Cultures. Her books on storytelling and her children's literature surveys stem from her career interests. In addition, her "Four Farms" series is based on her family's history of five generations of Polish American children on a Wisconsin farm.

Biographical Source: Something About the Author, Vol. 20, p. 145Contemporary Authors, NRS Vol. 9, p. 392


15.5 Cubic Feet (13 boxes [12 record cartons and 1 flat box])

Language of Materials



The collection contains production material related to Anne Pellowski's work as an author of children's books, as well as other related items, including personal materials and photographs, and audiovisual items.


Collection guide is arranged into three series. Publications are arranged alphabetically by title.

  1. Publications
  2. Other writings, correspondence, and biographical material
  3. Audiovisual material and microfilm

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Anne Pellowski

Anne Pellowski Papers, 1942-2004
Emilie Quast, September 2000, and Larry Peterson, February 2005
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • June 2019: Collection reprocessed by Eliza Edwards and collection guide updated by Caitlin Marineau
  • January 2020: New material added by Caitlin Marineau

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library